R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Jaguars

It's a sad day for Jaguars fans. Many Jaguars fans have been clamoring for their football team to receive "respect" from the media and the league alike for the past few years. They no longer have anything to complain about.

With the new NFL schedule being released Tuesday afternoon, the Jaguars will have an opportunity to gain new fans around the globe. Jacksonville is featured prominently in the national television schedule as they will play three primetime games, as well as three other late 4:00 p.m. starts. The Jaguars are featured on Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football, accounting the trifecta that only a few other teams in the league can boast about.

For the legions of Jaguars fans that often whine and moan about their team being overlooked, the television networks and the NFL have just shot major holes in your argument. David Garrard is a household name amongst casual NFL fans, Maurice Jones-Drew has been on your television nearly every day over the past few weeks, and even yours truly has been featured on the NFL Network. If Jacksonville is or isn't an elite team in 2008, the entire country is going to find out about it, as they are no longer flying under the radar.

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